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  • MADISON, Wis. (2/3/14)--The president/CEO of Electrical FCU, Arvada, Colo., was appointed by the State of Wisconsin to be deputy director of the Office of Credit Unions at the Department of Financial Institutions. Thomas Theune, who has 30 years of credit union experience, returns to his native Wisconsin where he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Theune also was CEO at Jeffco CU, Lakewood, Colo., and was on the board of the Pikes Peak and Denver Chapter and of Tri-CUE, a Denver-based IT credit union services organization. The Office of Credit Unions regulates all state-chartered credit unions in Wisconsin ...
     
  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (2/3/14)--Alabama Telco CU, Hoover, Ala., collected nearly 1,040 cell phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program during November and December (eSignal Jan. 31). The donations, which were dropped off at branches of the $600 million-asset credit union, rang up a total of 62,340 calling minutes for military personnel serving overseas . . .
     
  • COLUMBIA, Mo. (2/3/14)--Young patients at the Missouri University Women's and Children's Hospital can now relax during lengthy MRI procedures thanks to the central Missouri chapter of Credit Unions for Kids (The Maneater Jan. 29). Instead of being sedated for the 45-minute procedure, children can wear a special pair of $44,000 goggles to watch a movie and communicate with MRI technicians. "When we found out there was a need, we knew we could band together and help," said Loretta Roney, president/CEO, Highway Alliance CU, Jefferson City. It took about a year for the chapter to raise the $44,000 for the Children's Miracle Network hospital . . .


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